Personal Statement: Why I Want To Be A Teacher

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Each time people ask me why I decided to become a teacher, I always travel back in my life at the time I was a teenager. My dream was to serve to my country and be admired for doing it properly. I wanted to be a Police Officer; however, I also wished to leave a legacy in people’s mind and hearts, something that could live on after my life was drained from this world.
Mustafa Kemal mentioned; “A good teacher is like a candle; it consumes itself to light the way for others”. When I read that quote eight years ago, I realized I wanted to be that light who guides children’s path during their learning process, teach them how to become in future candles in a world of darkness, I wanted to be one of the reasons why they come to school, to be part of them not only as a teacher, but also as a family member, because I strongly believe what we do in life, echoes in eternity.
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On the contrary, I consider myself someone who enjoys encouraging students in a variety of tasks, projects, and opportunities to show what they really know through art and festivals.
Nowadays most of the schools have implemented inclusion programs for students with physical and neurological disabilities. Unfortunately there is too little what this program does about the English language for these students so I have had to illustrate my path by myself.
During my first years as a teacher I learnt less advanced students respond quite better to images, sounds and words recognition through cognates, so their activities are focused in easy tasks based on games with a lot of pictures and colors. It is hard for them to read in English, besides there are some of them who are really shy, so their mission in my sessions are to identify cognates, draw images symbolizing the key vocabulary and contribute to the English

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